Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
ABC Leeds is a voluntary support group for families who have children or young people with or without a diagnosis of autism/Asperger syndrome. We offer advice and support on any issues concerning or surrounding autism and do this via monthly drop in at Leeds Central Library, monthly evening meetings, Facebook, twitter, email or the telephone and a monthly information sheet that advertises not only what we do as a group but whatever is happening in and around autism in Leeds.
Leeds & District ABC Support Group25 Somerdale Walk, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 4SF
Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme (ASAS) runs holiday play schemes for children 5-18 years with moderate to severe learning and/or physical disabilities including Easter & Summer play schemes and a Christmas Activity day, these are based at Green Meadows School, Guiseley for children in the following postcodes:- LS5, 16, 18, 19, 20 & 21. We also provide residential short breaks at weekends to outdoor pursuits centres for children Leeds city wide, aged 8 – 18 years and who don’t already receive overnight short breaks/respite care.
52 Chippendale Rise, Otley, Leeds LS21 2BJ
Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE) is a support group for families affected by autism, we produce a monthly newsletter, provide e-updates throughout the month and have a very active closed facebook page for members, we also hold parents meetings with knowledgeable speakers, regular socials and parent training courses, for the children/whole family do a weekly youth club, some play scheme days every holiday time (not every day); monthly Cookery Club and Trip Club for teenagers with autism; Moving on club for 18- 25s and residential short breaks for children 8-18 years. Many of our activities take place at Addingham Youth Centre, on the site of Addingham Primary School, Bolton Road, Addingham, LS29 0NR. We are open to any family whether their child has a formal diagnosis or not and from any area, however due to funding some of our services are only available to children from a particular authority. We ask families to join which is £14/year and this can be done on our website and payment made via paypal.
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District. This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families. Wakefield Early Support, Advice, Information and Liaison (WESAIL) provides a free, confidential and impartial service – which means we do not take sides and try to ensure everyone is given opportunities to express their views and feel listened to. WESAIL provide information, advice, support and signposting according to need by either by telephone or where needed on an individual or targeted basis or through events and workshops. We share details of events on the Local Offer, our facebook page and provide information through the Information Network. WESAIL offers information covering a range of matters relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) including education, health, social care, personalisation, personal budgets along with benefits and leisure. The aim of the WESAIL service is to support children, young people, their parents, carers and families by providing information to navigate systems and processes so that they can play […]
Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH
Providing information to families with SEND 0-25 about services, support, provisions and activities
Margaret McMillian Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN
Bradford Council SEND Local Offer Service
brainstrust is a brain tumour charity that focuses on support and wellbeing. Little brainstrust is designed for children and teenagers living with a brain tumour diagnosis. Our support specialist for children and families is based in Leeds however has a national role. 500 children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumour, and there are thousands of families living with a brain tumour. Two thirds of children diagnosed with a brain tumour are left with a disability. Families can find communication difficult, and awareness of brain tumours in children is low; this is even though brain tumours now kill more children than any other illness in the UK. We are actively trying to grow clinical links with hospitals and other charities locally and nationally, so that we can collectively work together to provide optimum care to our young patients. Families facing a brain tumour diagnosis of a child feel scared, confused and alone. We know. That’s why we’re working to support families by: Providing unique, honest, coaching-led support by phone (24/7) or email, helping families overcome challenges and find the best possible outcome for their child, and their family Helping families feel less alone by creating communities of peer support, […]
Josephs Well C19 brainstrust Hanover Lane Leeds LS3 1AD
Information on the services and support available to children and young people (birth to 25yrs) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
Town Hall, PO Box 51, Halifax, HX1 1TP
Calderdale MB Council
The Parent Carer service at Carers Leeds offers support to anyone caring for a child, up to the age of 19, with a disability, additional needs, or a long-term illness. We offer information, advice and signposting, as well as emotional support. We can offer emotional support either on a one-to-one basis, or through our monthly support groups. We can also help with applying for benefits, form filling, advocacy, and supporting families through other processes such as EHCPs or Early Help Plans. We can take referrals from professionals but people are also welcome to self-refer for our service.
6-8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT
Cerebra is a charity supporting families with children 16 and under with brain conditions. We currently fund research throughout the country into various aspects such as behaviour, sleep, premature births and legal issues. We have a sleep service where our sleep practitioner can provide sleep workshops and presentations and also do 1:1 work with families and create a personalised sleep plan. Our regional officers are able to provide information and advice on all sorts of different things, such as looking for specialist equipment (e.g. trikes/car seats) to where to look for funding to help pay for these. I also signpost a lot to relevant organisations/charities and can help with form filling (grants/DLA). We have a lending library where we loan out books for families (for free) these include books on conditions, sleep, sensory, mindfulness, diet, health and wellbeing etc. We also loan out sensory toys, including a couple of weighted blankets. We have a holiday home families can stay in, and have a grants/wills and trusts voucher scheme (however both of these are full/closed at the minute!) We have a free stress helpline families can call, and we publish various parent guides (including DLA guide, anxiety guide, challenging behaviour factsheet, […]
Every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. This could be the result of an accident, an illness such as meningitis or encephalitis, a poisoning, a stroke or a brain tumour. A brain injury has a devastating and life-long impact on the child and their whole family. Bones can mend and scars can heal but a brain injury stays with you for life and impacts on everything you think, feel and do. The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold. We are the charity people turn to about childhood acquired brain injury.
Child Brain Injury Trust
Communication Matters (CM) is a UK-wide charity committed to supporting people of all ages who find talking difficult because they have little or no clear speech. This can be via paper based communication supports or computer based voice output, we call this AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Communication can be compromised across many conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties and Autism. We have an associate membership of around 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Members receive copies of our Journal which is published 3 times a year, amongst other benefits. We hold a number of events: most notably our International AAC Conference held over 2.5 days at the University of Leeds each September, as well as UK-wide Roadshows (AAC product demonstration days) and Study Days which focus on a particular topic of AAC. We also have many online resources and publications and an AAC Forum. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Contact a Family is a National Charity supporting families of children with disabilities throughout their journey, from birth – 25 years. We are an information, guidance and advice charity offering help and support across a wide range of issues that families encounter from Health, Education, Finances and Benefits, Family issues, equipment, grants, legal aspects etc. Our team of specialist trained experts that staff our help desk supporting families with queries at times of need ; and we also have parent advisors that work in the regions supporting families with workshops, events, support groups etc.
Contact 209-211 City Road London EC1V 1JN
Contact A Family
We are a parent, carer and families participation forum in Leeds which aims to empower parents/carers and families to work in partnership with services, organisations and professionals. We aim to improve choices for children and young people with additional needs, their families and carers. EPIC Leeds is the Parent Participation forum for parents/carers and families of disabled children and young people with additional needs in Leeds. We meet regularly in and around Leeds for coffee mornings, social occasions, trips out, meetings, and more.
First Floor, Unit 7, Landmark Court, Revie Road, Leeds LS11 8JT
Family Fund provides grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under. Our grants support a family, improve their well-being, increase quality of life and ease many of the pressures they often face. We are a registered charity and the UK’s largest provider of grants to families living on low incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children. Our grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much-need family breaks. With limited funding we try to help as many families as we can. We use our own eligibility criteria to ensure that we only help families in the most need. We will consider helping a family once every 12 months and will usually look at a grant application 12 months from the date of the last grant. Depending on what a family have asked for, we will award a grant in a number of different ways. We work in partnership with a range of providers who help us to make our funding go further and help us to evidence that the grant awarded is used for the purpose it is […]
4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN
Flamingo Chicks provides inclusive ballet classes, giving children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside their friends We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun and rich dance experience for children, by translating a version of ballet that is accessible to all, regardless of disability. Our classes are great fun – a mixture of dance and drama with lots of sensory equipment, storytelling and characterisation with the aim of improving balance, co-ordination, social skills and confidence. We have all kinds of children in our classes including children who are visually impaired, those with autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome or other complex needs and those without additional needs. We also support children with illnesses, such as those undergoing treatment for cancer. While the children explore movement their parents and carers benefit from a vital support network. We also have a large network of volunteers, who provide vital help either in our classes or by volunteering their services, such as costume makers, photographers and set designers. Our vision is a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, and a culture of integrated social and well-being activity, where everyone works together as equals.
Flamingo Chicks - The Old Bake House, Downs Park East, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QD
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has the largest, dedicated medical negligence department in the UK and is one of the only UK law firms that can offer legal aid for certain birth injury claims. Our experienced team will take the time to understand what you and your family are going through, helping you get the answers and compensation you and your child deserve. We also have wider support through our specialist in-house teams including Public law & Human Rights and Court of Protection, as well as support from our dedicated Client Liaison Managers. We will always visit you at your home or at a place that works best for you. Sarah has over 20 years of experience specialising in medical negligence claims and helping families through the process. She manages of the three medical negligence teams based in Leeds office. Sarah has worked with families on a significant number of complex cases, including birth injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy cases and amputation cases. She has long standing charity partnerships locally and nationally including UK Sepsis Trust and KIDs amongst many others and has specialist accreditations with the Law Society and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and AVMA. To talk to Sarah […]
Irwin Mitchell, 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4BZ
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
We support over 15,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering over 120 services throughout England. KIDS is unique; there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective of their impairment or condition.
Queens Court Building Regent Street Barnsley S70 2EG
KIDS Wakefield Parent Carer Forum (TEAM)
Kidz Aware is not-for-profit charity/ social enterprise with 3 core values at our heart: Equality; Inspiring; Embracing. We exist to ensure that all children and adults with a disability have the opportunities to achieve their aspirations in life. We understand first-hand what it means to be a family caring for a disabled child: Gillian Archbold created Kidz Aware in 2006 after her experience of fundraising for medical treatment for her own disabled child, Sabrina. Despite successfully raising the funds required, Sabrina was not able to undergo the treatment and therefore Gillian gifted the money to other disabled children who were suitable for treatments that the NHS could not provide. It was through this experience that Gillian recognised the need for a charity that could support the families of disabled children/Adults and that’s what Kidz Aware has been doing ever since. Gillian and Sabrina still run Kidz Aware together. We believe that everyone can make a valuable contribution to society, but people with disabilities face greater challenges. We want all individuals with any kind of disability to have a voice and be part of a wider solution that supports disability at every level of society. We know what you’re going through […]
Suite Three, Biz Space Business Centre, Denby Dale Road Wakefield WF2 7AZ
Leeds Mencap supports children and young people with a learning disability, their parents and carers, from across Leeds. We also support adults with learning disabilities. We provide support and opportunities in the following ways: Hawthorn specialist playroom: Through the playroom, very young children with additional needs are provided with specialist development support through play. The children can attend from age 0 – 3years old. They attend for one day a week from 9.30am – 2.15pm. Parents/carers stay on site and are supported by the Family Support Coordinator. The Coordinator facilitates parents/carers to provide informal support to each other and also provides information, advice and guidance. Contact Name: Celine Prior (Playroom leader) Kath Surtees (Family Support Coordinator) Telephone: 0113 235 1331 Family Support Service: We provide, advice, information and support for parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities. This is provided through groups and one to one work with individual families. Contact Name: Esme Winston Little (Family Services Manager) Telephone: 0113 235 1331 Fun in the holidays: We aim to support the whole family, particularly during the long summer holidays, but also during the shorter school breaks. We run holiday play schemes for children and young […]
Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU
Bishop Young Community Academy, Bishops Way, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6NU Training Saturday mornings 10.30am Location: Bishop Young Community Academy, Bishops Way, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6NU
Bishop Young Community Academy, Bishops Way, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6NU
Leeds Powerchair FC
Leeds SENDIASS is impartial, confidential, and arm’s length from the Local Authority and schools and settings. It is a free and accessible service for young people and parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Leeds SENDIASS involves parents/carers, children and young people in discussions and decisions about their individual support. Leeds SENDIASS will work with parents/carers children and young people to ensure that they are fully involved in the planning of SEN support for their individual needs in early years settings, schools and colleges.
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Leeds SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service)
LWCA is a charity, established since 1998 which exists to provide short breaks for children and young people with additional needs. There are 4 projects within Leeds Weekend Care Association. Weekenders Club: Essentially is a play scheme operating from Vine Education Centre in Leeds 6. We are open Saturdays and Sundays 47 weekends per year from 10.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. There are places for 136 children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Each child/young person gets to come to their session once a month. We operate on a minimum of 2 staff to 1 child but this ratio fluctuates according to the needs of each child/young person. Lots of our clients have medical needs or high supervisory needs which means we would often have 1:1 supervision. We are supported by volunteers in this project. Voluntary contribution – £22.00 per session. The Out and About Project: Is for teenagers with inclusive needs between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. We organise 6 outings per month and invite young people on our register to those events. During term time the events are between Monday and Friday in the evenings. In the school holidays, day trips are […]
Leeds Weekenders Care Association
Little Hiccups is a support network for families who have children with a disability or additional need and their family. We offer the following services: Outreach Programme: Not all Parents/Carers feel comfortable in group situations. Having a disabled child can be a real roller coaster of emotions and finding the strength to take that first step towards accepting the reality can be very daunting. For those Parents/Carers who don’t yet feel ready, we are happy to meet them for a relaxed and friendly chat over coffee because sometimes making that first contact can be a big step forward! Weekly Stay n Play: A relaxed Stay n Play to suit all abilities. The sessions are held at The Vinery Centre, Mencap Leeds. We offer a safe environment with a soft play and sensory room along with sensory toys suitable for all needs. It is a relaxing atmosphere where the child will be allowed to play and discover the world at their own pace. Monthly Family Fun Days: Something for all the family. Siblings and other immediate family are also welcome. Every month we host a Family Fun Day where we organize an event at reduced cost so that it is everyone can attend. […]
Little Hiccups c/o 63 High Ridge Park Rothwell Leeds LS26 0NL
LJWB is a social care charity, providing a range of registered care, community activities, and support for people of all ages. Based in the MAZ Community Centre in LS17, we deliver activities for primary age children and also provide family support for parents/carers of children with additional needs. ‘Together’ SEN Group A fun & social play session for children with additional needs. Sessions provide respite for parents/carers, and we also provide information and parent support sessions alongside the ‘Together’ programme. Sessions are on Sundays between 10-11am at the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre. Inclusive Art Group For children /young people aged 8-13 runs on Thursdays 4:00-5.30pm. Children with additional needs are welcome and we ensure high adult to child ratios. Places are limited, and booking is essential. Family Support We provide advice and support for children and families with additional needs. Please contact the Family Support Team on 0113 203 4916 for further information.
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre 311 Stonegate Road LS17 6AZ
NLY Community Sport is a not-for-profit organisation based in Yorkshire, which was established in September 2017 by James Grayson and Connor Rollinson. We provide sports coaching to adults and children with disabilities and learning difficulties from all walks of life. Currently we have over 60 participants across our sessions. The organisation is built on solid values. We believe in the power of sport to inspire people, irrespective of their social or economic background. We aim to increase our participants’ confidence and social skills, and help them build new friendships/relationships. We also aim to combat social isolation and loneliness, as well as enabling our participants to develop their physical and communication skills. We also want our participants to enjoy sporting achievement. We currently run five Disability Football teams across Yorkshire – Pontefract Pirates (Adult and Juniors) South Yorkshire Superheroes (Juniors) Nostell Miners Welfare DFC (Adults) Selby Disability Football Club (Adults)
NLY Community Sport
People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives. The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centered services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. People In Action runs three groups for children and young people with a learning disability or autism, supported by BBC Children in Need. Play, Fun, Learn (for ages 8-12) and TEAM (for ages 13-17) take place over the weekend for 40 weeks a year. The groups are a space for children to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun. The groups are split over three sites: Otley, East end park and Crossgates. People In Action Groups
The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL
People In Action
PhysCap is a Yorkshire charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from physical and learning disabilities. Run entirely by volunteers meaning every penny raised goes directly to those in need, PhysCap carry out fundraising events over the course of each year so as to be able to support families with children 18 years and under. PhysCap offers assistance to individual children as well as groups of children for example within schools by way of specialised and therapeutic equipment, residential breaks and play schemes and other practical aspects of daily living. PhysCap is happy to consider applications from children with or without diagnosis as long as it is supported by an Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist or alternative professional body. For more information or to fill in an application form please contact us.
Bermuda House, 64c Roseville Road Leeds LS8 5DR
Kickstart, Leeds Kickstart employment support for disabled people in Leeds Kickstart is a service aimed at supporting disabled jobseekers of working age ready to move into long-term sustainable employment. The service is open to disabled people in the Leeds area who are: Of working age Looking for paid employment. You will get tailored support from a specialist employment advisor to understand your career goals and how to achieve them. We offer: support with your CV training in job search and preparing for interviews advice and guidance on your career on-going support for you and your employer. Working with local employers Kickstart wants to support organisations to help them engage with more disabled people, if you would like more information please email email@example.com. Contact for Kickstart: Telephone: 0113 357 0330 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS: i2Office, No. 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE These contact details are for this service. For everything else, email email@example.com or call free 0808 800 3333. Short breaks and activities for disabled children in Leeds Scope Activities works with Leeds City Council to promote short breaks and activities for families with disabled children aged up to 18. We do this in 3 ways. We offer: 1. Information for […]
Having worked with parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) since 2003, I have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how the SEND system works and how services operate. With an excellent reputation of being a hands-on, local advocate of Children’s and Carers Rights I have a track record of going the extra mile to get the best results. For 10 years I was involved with a Parent Carer Forum, developing the organisation and supporting a management committee of parents and carers to make it a success. I managed many projects and enjoyed watching our families and the organisation grow up! I then developed the Yorkshire and Humberside Family Support Service for the national, award-winning charity Caudwell Children. I helped families in crisis to get the support they deserve through services, community groups and my team of hand-picked Volunteer Supporters who were from a wide range of backgrounds. I then went on to be an Independent Supporter, helping families to understand the changes in the statementing process and providing hands-on support to get the best possible Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan for their child. Having been involved with the pilot for this […]
SENDKarma, 18 Whitebeam Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 2GZ
SNAPS (Special Needs and Parent Support) is a charity which supports children with additional needs and their families through the provision of rebound therapy, hydrotherapy (both delivered by highly trained paediatric physiotherapists), swimming and play for the whole family. This play might be music therapy, music for fun, dance, sing and sign, boccia, soft play or arts and crafts. We believe it is important to provide social opportunities for the whole family including siblings; with the child with special needs utilising either hydro or rebound and then having fun with the rest of the family through our other activities. We offer a safe and welcoming environment where your child can benefit from specialist physiotherapy, you can meet other families and you all can play together. You do not need a professional referral to access SNAPS services. We operate between 9.15am and 1.30pm on term time Saturdays at two sites: Penny Field School, Tongue Lane, Meanwood, North Leeds. Penny Field is the North West SILC in Leeds. Hydro, swimming and rebound therapy available. Broomfield School, Broom Place, Belle Isle, South Leeds. Broomfield is the South SILC in Leeds. Rebound therapy and sensory room available. We also offer a football club for children with additional needs and their siblings. We believe […]
Sunshine & Smiles is a registered charity that provides a support network in Leeds for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families. Until we were founded by a small group of parents, Leeds did not have a support network to help children and families living with Down syndrome. Sunshine & Smiles fulfils this important need and provides a vital role in the community. The charity is parent led and is overseen by a team of four trustees. We have three paid freelance workers who are; a service manager and two support workers. We aim to improve the lives and opportunities for children and young people with Down syndrome. We offer speech and language therapy, regular groups and activities, individual support and advocacy for families, as well as raising awareness and challenging preconceptions in the wider community. We are able to achieve this by establishing links with hospitals, health and education professionals and connecting with other related charities.
Sunshine & Smiles
SWAN UK is the only dedicated support network for families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions. Approximately 6,000 children are born in the UK each year with a syndrome without a name – a genetic condition so rare that it is often impossible to diagnose. Without a diagnosis it can be difficult to access basic information and support. We have information leaflets below which are available to download. We are developing leaflets in further languages and these will also be available to download once they are completed. If you can’t find the answer to your question in the resources below or would like to make an enquiry please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our animation called ‘Ellie’s story’ explains what it means to have an undiagnosed genetic condition and how SWAN UK helps. Click the link to find out more: bit.ly/elliesstory We offer 24/7 information and support through our online forums for registered members. If you would like to become a SWAN UK member please email: email@example.com or click here to find out more. Don’t forget to check out our news section and join our mailing list too.
Genetic Alliance UK SWAN UK CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London N1 6AH
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people aged 0-18, and their families. The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Service provides specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child’s environment, either at home, in school, or a combination of both settings. Delivered by specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, we work with the child and their family in a non-intensive, consultative way focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative, and behavioural needs. Our ultimate goal is to maximise the child/young person’s participation in their everyday life. In partnership with Leeds Children’s Hospital, we have a clinical specialist based in the hospital who provides information, education, advice and support to families and other professionals. In addition, we also provide long-term support to the child and their family at key transition stages such as starting school, moving to secondary school or college, starting a new job or leaving home to live independently for the first time. In addition, The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Hub […]
Martin Wing F Floor, Leeds General Hospital, Leeds, LS1 3EX
The Children’s Trust
The Children’s Sleep Charity are a national, award-winning charity supporting children with sleep issues. We provide support for families and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations. Sleep deprivation can have a serious impacton emotional, physical and mental health, many families seeking our support are approaching crisis point. We offer a range of services from working directly with parents to training professionals in the NHS. Our work is based on the latest research and we have a team of experts who input into our training materials and courses. We believe in working in partnership with families and offer a gentle approach to making lasting changes to your child’s sleep patterns.
P5A The Spinney, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 9HQ
The Children’s Sleep Charity
At The Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds, we are primarily an equine assisted activities centre, offering Donkey Facilitated Learning (DFL) sessions for vulnerable children and adults. We deliver a dedicated Schools Programme, which sees around 75 children with additional needs each week attending from mainstream and SILC schools across the region. For children who are not quite ready to fully engage with our DFL programme, we also offer Barn Management, which puts elements of our wider work in a fun and informative setting. We also offer a Saturday Club on the first Saturday of each month, which is an extra bookable opportunity for parents/carers to bring along children with additional needs and their families, to benefit from our equine assisted activities. As our busy timetable allows, and by prior arrangement, we can also accept visiting groups: be it from other charities or local support groups; schools and nurseries; day centres and residential homes; or nursing homes and hospices. These are an extra opportunity for us to give the wider community a taste of the work we do here at The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, and also find out about our fantastic herd. We also throw our doors open to the wider public for this purpose from 3pm to 5pm daily (closed Wednesdays) and from 10am to 3pm weekends and selected bank holidays (closed first Saturday each […]
Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, Swan Lane, Eccup, LS16 8AZ
The Donkey Sanctuary
The Jigsaw Tree is a community group based in East Leeds, supporting families of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (both pre- & post diagnosis). We offer advice/strategies, support and friendship as well as helping our parents to complete DLA/PIP forms or advice on the EHCP process. We hold monthly daytime parent/carer support group meetings and evening support sessions at the Megaplay Leeds soft play area, as well as organising school holiday events for all our families and learning forums for the parents/carers. The Jigsaw Tree has a small library of books about autism and also has a weighted blanket that members can borrow to ‘try before they buy’ one of their own. We have also provided autism awareness training or advice for local groups/businesses in order to raise awareness and increase acceptance within our own community. We have a website (www.thejigsawtree.org) with an events page and links to useful and/or local charities, we also operate active social media accounts. Our ‘secret’ facebook page is the busiest of these – our families keep in touch between meetings and reach out to us and each other to ask for or offer
The Jigsaw Tree
We improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. Variety provides coaches and bespoke wheelchairs, specialist, sensory and recreational equipment for use in the home, school, children’s hospitals and youth centres and creates memorable experiences through “Variety Great Days Out”
Suite 5, The Mill @ Scott Hall, 44 Potternewton Mount, Leeds, LS7 2DR
There is a statutory requirement for every local area across the country to have a Local Offer for families and children and young people with additional needs, aged 0-25 years, and the practitioners who work with them. The Local Offer includes information on all services and support for health, education and social care for children and young people with additional needs aged 0-25 years of age and the practitioners who work with them. This is the local area offer for Wakefield district. It includes: Website Termly Newsletter Social Media sites, and Face to face events
Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH
Wakefield Local Offer
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future. In Leeds Whizz-Kidz runs a monthly youth club for wheelchair users aged 8-25. We also run Wheelchair Skills Training, overnight camps and Work Placement opportunities.
The William Merritt Centre provides impartial information, advice and assessment on equipment and practical aspects of daily livings for disabled people of all ages, their carers and professionals. Anyone can contact the centre directly for an assessment, alternatively referrals can be made via GPs, OTs and other health care professionals. Our paediatric Occupational Therapists offer assessments involving: buggies, wheelchairs, wheelchair accessible vehicles, beds, seating and Try B 4 U Fly. We also regularly run tricycle, walkers and car seat clinics. Our paediatric therapists can arrange assessments with companies who specialise in paediatric equipment and offer advice on how to purchase products. If statutory funding is not available, our therapists are happy to write a report to support charity applications for funding. The centre also provides a service called Switches 4 Kidz, whereby we provide impartial information, advice and assessment about adapted toys and switches for children, families and professionals and the centre has developed a loan library of adapted toy and switches for families to borrow. Following on from this we provide assessments for accessing games consoles, computers, iPads, phones etc. and run regular accessible gaming drop in sessions during school holidays.
WMC 100 Town Street, Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1HP
William Merritt Disabled Living Centre
Third Sector Forum for organisations/groups supporting children & young people 0 – 25
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Young Lives Leeds
Training Packages Autism training for staff Do you want your staff to have a better understanding of Autism to support their customer service skills?This training is for staff of large or small companies in a customer facing role. Gain an understanding into the four areas of difference and what your staff can do to promote an inclusive environment for children and adults on the Autistic spectrum Autism training for childminders Training for childminders looks at the theory of Autism and how you can have a better understanding of Autism in your setting. Certificate of attendance will be given upon completion of course. Understanding Autism for parents and carers Our training for parents/carers is designed to meet the needs of all children both pre and post diagnosis. This course often gives parents the first experience of speaking to other parents/carers who have been through a similar process. Our course aims to provide parents and caregivers with the theoretical knowledge in understanding Autism. We also cover Autism specific strategies to be used within the home environment. Full training pack will be provided for you to take home and certificate of attendance. All of our parent courses are run at: ZigZag Community Shop […]